Phenomenal Disabilities With Tree Lowe

Vision Edge Media

Introducing the 2023 Individual Episodes-DEI and 2022 Davey Award General DEI podcasts. Phenomenal Disabilities with Tree Lowe features moving and authentic stories from a community of disabled individuals. The documentary lets you see how disabled people live as they are, without explanation. Phenomenal Disabilities features guests' careers, hobbies, insights, resources, and ups and downs. This isn't your typical sit-and-chat. This show will motivate folks to appreciate the simple things in life and get off their bottoms. https://phenomenaldisabilities.com read less
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Episodes

A Global Inclusion Perspective with Nargiz Yeldenbayeva and Inessa Missetskaya
29-03-2023
A Global Inclusion Perspective with Nargiz Yeldenbayeva and Inessa Missetskaya
Inclusion globally has been a topic of discussion within the disability community. It is however necessary for inclusion to be realized through action, which is why Nargiz Yeldenbayeva and Inessa Missetskaya from Georgia, have decided to take matters into their own hands in order to guide the disabled community to self-empowerment and inclusion.  Nargiz and Inessa are trainers of inclusion practices, developing trainers, practitioners, public speakers, and advocates. Their work focuses on equity and inclusion. In addition to their professional backgrounds, both of the ladies are parents of disabled children. As part of their work with the disabled community, Nargiz and Inessa strive to improve their lives with effective tools through tactile therapy. Individuals with cerebral palsy, autism, blindness, and other disabilities have been known to benefit from tactile therapy. Many sensory activities are involved: smell, listening to sounds, taste, food, and touch. However, there are so many forms of this practice.  Nargiz and Inessa discuss their techniques with many people they work with, provide insightful information, and wisdom to reflect on. Inessa and Nargiz's message to the world is that disabilities must be respected everywhere. It is also imperative for the able-bodied community to offer disabled individuals the freedom of safe space to explore and live authentically in the world. To find out more about Nargiz and Inessa's services and advocacy work visit: https://inclusivepractices.net/ "Disability is not the reason to whitewash yourself. Disability is the opportunity to try to find answers. What is the relation between people and this world?"~~~~Inessa Missetskaya --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/phenomenal-disabilities/message
Advocacy Through Music with Philanthropic Songwriter, 4-time Grammy Nominated Musician, Tony Cantor
20-12-2022
Advocacy Through Music with Philanthropic Songwriter, 4-time Grammy Nominated Musician, Tony Cantor
Philanthropic Songwriter, Tony Mantor, Promotes Autism Acceptance in Newest Single! Tony Mantor, the 4-time grammy nominated musician, recreates his song, “Why Not Me” in order to raise autism awareness and acceptance. Originally, the charitable songwriter released “Why Not Me” along with a music video to show appreciation for first responders. With immense success of the original video, Tony Mantor created a pop version and new music video of the song to expand upon his charitable efforts. Retiring from the music industry years ago, the artist did not expect to create music this year. Yet, after writing “Why Not Me” for his grandchildren, Tony knew this song was destined for much more than his family. Mantor, originally released “Why Not Me” as a country song dedicated to the first responders who dedicate their lives to our country. The new version of “Why Not Me” promotes the importance of believing in yourself and always following your heart and reams. Inspired lyrics accompanied with calming instrumentals, the audience is left feeling optimistic in their capabilities after listening to the song. With philanthropy in mind, Tony Mantor has taken his veteran hat off and is reentering the music industry through one good deed after the other. Tony Mantor is continuing to make a change as he states, “my goal is that I can help at least one person by promoting autism awareness, acceptance and understandingthrough the pop/AC version,” explains the thoughtful musician. Listen to the single out now on all platforms and learn more about the talented Tony Mantor at: www.tonymantor.com! Watch the Music Video Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRIPkbLucS8 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/phenomenal-disabilities/message
Disability Is A Part Of Everyone's Life with Andy Arias
19-12-2022
Disability Is A Part Of Everyone's Life with Andy Arias
Andy Arias has been in the entertainment industry for the last 10 years. As an actor and advocate he has worked on several productions as both an actor and an accessibility consultant. He has had the pleasure of working with Tom Hanks, Mark Ruffalo and Hilary Swank. He also works as national Policy Advisor for people with disabilities. He merges his policy and entertainment as often as possible. Andy has produced several films including The Unicorn Closet and Beyond Ones Heart and Extra Special. Andy’s films always showcase the intersectionality between disability and LGBTQ with a Latin X twist. He is currently producing a documentary called Dani’s Twins. Andy’s goal as a producer is to create true portrayals of intersectionality through a diverse disability lens.  The importance of employment, inclusion, living unapologetically within the community (LGBTQIA, BIPOC, and disability), and advocacy is dear to Andy. Andy sees so much more of what the disabled community can offer in the world (professional, social, and personal) and what the non-disabled can improve on as the world continues to evolve. "Disability isn’t a problem or death sentence. Disability is a part of everyone's life."~~Andy Arias Andy Arias links: Website: www.theandyarias.com IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3698261 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/andyarias1 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/phenomenal-disabilities/message